The dining room and bar area. Photo: © 2013 Brandon Vaccaro (via Facebook).
Opening in the former La Barca space (which had a 50-year run) in the Marina is ~STOCK IN TRADE~, which is potentially set to pass inspections this week. After a week or so of staff training and soft openings, the actual opening will happen. For now, here are some hot-off-the-presses images of the massive redesign by designer-architect Gi Paoletti (Maven, Tipsy Pig, and the upcoming Noir), which includes an indoor bocce ball court, skylights, a spacious bar (with big-screen TVs), lots of group-friendly seating, and more (although the terra-cotta tiled floor remains). Stand by for details on the tavern-style menu from chef Jake Kwan-Rosenbush, hours, and more in the coming week. 2036 Lombard St. at Fillmore.